Teachers’ Observations of Learners’ Social and Emotional Learning (TOOLSEL)

ML vis 2Teachers’ Observations of Learners’ Social and Emotional Learning (TOOLSEL) was developed in an attempt to assess a set of social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive competencies among primary school-age children in fragile, conflict-affected settings. The teacher-report questionnaire about children’s behavior as observed in natural classroom settings intends to assess: prosocial behavior & academic engagement, social problems, working memory functioning, and emotional and behavioral regulation.

TOOLSEL is also the focus of a Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) article.

Evidence Snapshot

TOOLSEL shows good evidence for internal consistency reliability, internal structural validity, convergent/divergent validity, and measurement invariance. It would benefit from evidence on inter-rater and test-retest reliability. Because the measure in this context did not have the factor structure reflecting the original scale, it is not clear if it would perform the same way in other contexts and replication in similar (and different) settings would be useful.
3,661 Syrian refugee children ages 5-16 enrolled in Lebanese public schools

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Evaluación del programa
About what?
Habilidades socioemocionales
Paper/Pencil format
By what method?

Información sobre el recurso

Tipo de recurso



Publicado por

NYU Global TIES for Children

Escrito por

Ha Yeon Kim, Kalina Gjicali, Zezhen Wu, and Carly Tubbs Dolan


Social and Emotional Learning

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